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KIRO Anchor Chokes Up Covering Marysville-Pilchuck School Shooting

KIROSchoolMichelle Millman, a morning anchor at KIRO-TV, got choked up while covering today’s shooting at a high school north of Seattle.

Millman, the mother of a high school sophomore, got a voicemail message from her son’s school. “They just called all the parents to say there has been a tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck high school,” Millman said during coverage. “This is heart breaking. You cannot imagine what’s going on at school districts across our area, parents are getting these calls.”

“As we can hear in your voice, this hits every parent and every student,” said Millman’s co-anchor Monique Ming Laven. “It really drives home that this is an issue that we are having to deal with today.”

As of this writing, police confirm the gunman, a student, is dead. KIRO reports at least four other students are injured, three critically.

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Seattle Stations Celebrate Super Bowl Victory

Stations in Seattle had extended local coverage of the Seahawks’ victory in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday. Fox affiliate KCPQ had the most comprehensive local coverage, piggybacking on Fox’s broadcast of the game. After the national postgame coverage, David Rose and Marni Hughes anchored from 7:22 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. They were joined by Matt Lorch, sports director Aaron Levine from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and several reporters in Seattle covering the local celebrations.

CBS affiliate KIRO reported the news of the Seahawks victory during its regularly-scheduled 6:30 p.m. newscast. Monique Ming Laven anchored until 7:30 p.m. and the station was back on the air from 9 to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. to midnight. Chris Francis reported from MetLife Stadium for KIRO.

NBC affiliate KING broke in to regularly scheduled programming at 7:26 p.m. with Dennis Bounds and Lori Matsukawa anchoring. Drew Mikkelsen joined them from MetLife Stadium. KING stayed on the air until 8 p.m. and was back at 10 p.m. for more coverage of the victory celebrations in Seattle.

ABC affiliate KOMO had a brief report about the Seahawks’ win at 7:46 p.m. Dan Lewis and Mary Nam anchored from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Eric Johnson, Mike Ferreri and Jon Humbert reported from MetLife Stadium.

Seattle’s KIRO Expanding Sunday Evening Newscast

Seattle CBS-affiliate KIRO is expanding the 11 p.m. newscast on Sunday evenings to a full hour starting this week, the station announced today.

Monique Ming Laven (pictured) will remain the anchor of the 60-minute newscast. She will be joined by meteorologist Morgan Palmer and sports anchor Chris Francis.

“As our viewers prepare for the upcoming week we will be able to provide them with essential news and information that will impact their daily lives,” news director Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. Read more

KIRO’s Report on Local Superhero Takes Flight

A report from Seattle’s KIRO about a local superhero has been making the internet rounds in the past week. The CBS-affiliate’s coverage of masked crusader Phoenix Jones was picked up by CNN and even inspired one YouTube user to create a theme song.

Last week KIRO’s Monique Ming Laven reported on an episode in which Phoenix Jones, dressed in a skin-tight black and gold suit, came to the aid of a local man named Dan whose car was being broken into.  Jones successfully chased away the would-be carjacker just as Dan was dialing 9-1-1.

It turns out that Phoenix Jones is part of an area crime-fighting campaign called the Rain City Superhero Movement.  Ming Laven arranged for Dan and Phoenix Jones to reunite.

“That’s insane,” Dan said when meeting the local superhero.